The Sleep Cure: The Fountain of Youth May Be Closer Than You Ever Thought
Mar15

The Sleep Cure: The Fountain of Youth May Be Closer Than You Ever Thought

The fountain of youth may be closer than you ever thought Mark Zielinski knew he was onto something when his mice stopped sleeping. Normally, the animals woke and slept on a 12-hour cycle. When the lights were on in the lab, the mice were active. When it went dark on a read...

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How CRISPR DNA-Editing Works
Mar15
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How Silicon Valley Is Trying to Hack Its Way Into a Longer Life

The titans of the tech industry are known for their confidence that they can solve any problem--even, as it turns out, the one that's defeated every other attempt so far. That's why the most far-out strategies to cheat death are being tested in America's playground for the young, deep-pocketed and brilliant: Silicon Valley. read...

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Food is not a thing
Dec17

Food is not a thing

How an autoimmune disorder took me off the roller coaster of self-loathing My whole life I have had a food thing. Not really an obsession. Not an addiction. But a thing. You might classify it as a control thing, or lack thereof, which can be found across most things in my life. I don’t do well in moderation. I am either loud and chatty or really quiet. Calm and totally at peace or drowning in anxiety and chaos. I am not a gray kind of...

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The future belongs to the cities of the west – FT.com
Jun03

The future belongs to the cities of the west – FT.com

These are places where today’s 0.1 per cent, the most mobile class in history, might want to live. Today’s global city must have bike paths and sunny restaurant terraces, says former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt. It needs pretty neighbourhoods and great art. A strong urban economy is not enough to attract talent. “People will choose where to live,” says Ajay Banga, president and chief executive of MasterCard. “Capital will follow...

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A wine lovers paradise on Mount Vertsikos | ekathimerini.com
Mar16

A wine lovers paradise on Mount Vertsikos | ekathimerini.com

By Tassoula Eptakili “The silence will hurt your ears,” master distiller Anestis Babatzimopoulos warns me from the driver’s seat as we head from the plains of Langada up the winding roads of Mount Vertsikos in Central Macedonia, northern Greece. As soon as I step out of the car when we reach our destination, I get what he was talking about. I look out at well-tended vineyards, while behind me is woodland with stately oak, beech and...

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